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YDS: Can One Person Be the Scrum Master and Product Owner?

January 13, 2021

On today's episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM:  Can one person be both the Scrum Master and Product Owner on a Scrum Team? This question is one that Professional Scrum Trainers Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller are asked in almost every Professional Scrum Master course that they teach. There are many organizations that have one person perform both accountabilities. Is this anti-pattern allowed according to the Scrum Guide? Yes. Should you do this? No.



Check out today’s episode of "Your Daily Scrum" to get some insights into why Ryan and Todd are against this practice and how you can help your teams move away from this anti-pattern.

Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller are the author of Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems. They are the co-founders of Agile for Humans, the premiere Scrum and Kanban training organization.

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